There are many options when looking for security cameras, but Xiaomi, an entrant in this field, aims to provide ease of use with its 360-degree Mi home security camera. Xiaomi’s security cameras are part of its smart home product line. As we all know, in addition to creating some great smartphones, Xiaomi also has a wide range of ecosystems and smart home products that are affordable and able to get the job done.
Mi 360° Home Security Camera 2K has a solid build quality, which is rare in terms of security cameras. Without exception, Xiaomi’s security camera scored in the design department entirely because it looks clean, without prominent sensors and flashes.
The most important function or specification is the camera. Mi 360° Home Security Camera 2K is equipped with a 2MP lens and f/2.1 aperture. It also records video in 2K format to provide high-quality capture. The device also has a wide-angle option called wide dynamic range (WDR).
Mi 360° Home Security Camera 2K is also equipped with 8 infrared illuminators, which can help the camera’s f/2.1 aperture to capture more light, so that images and videos are almost bright during the day. Another beautiful small extension of this function is that when the light is off, the camera will automatically switch to night vision mode. The night shots of the camera left a deep impression on us, because even in total darkness, the camera can recognize the scene and record it.
Next is the low-light recording function. For most families, this is normal. When we sleep, the lights are turned off. Although Mi 360° Home Security Camera 2K does not look like a traditional security camera, its performance is still the same. Therefore, it has the ability to record video in the dark night. The device has eight 940nm infrared LEDs for recording in the dark. It switched from daytime colors to a more monochromatic palette.
There are two levels of low-light lenses. As mentioned above, when using the infrared option, it is when it is very dark. However, Mi 360° Home Security Camera 2K will continue to use the “full-color low-light” function for color recording as much as possible. All videos will be available in color before it can no longer be used.
In addition, one of the best features of the Mi 360° Home Security Camera 2K — and it performs quite well — is the intercom function, which basically allows users to talk to people at home or wherever the camera is installed. Just click the call button on the live dynamic screen and you can start. We found that the voice quality is good, with clear audio on both sides. Although the speaker does a good job of transmitting sound, if there are objects such as fans in its range, the camera’s microphone will often pick up a little background noise.
Besides, another the beautiful features of Mi 360° Home Security Camera 2K is it makes use of artificial intelligence. Added AI-assisted motion detection function to start recording after setting the action. You will not set it up like you did when you were at home. In other words, you can activate it like an alarm clock to start monitoring when you leave or fall asleep.
If you do detect motion, the user can use the app to send real-time voice back to the device. Being able to communicate with the device via voice is very useful. This is the best quality, but the sound is clear enough for people in the area to easily listen to your warnings or accept instructions.
The clean interface of the Mi Home app is a bonus. The home screen is where users can select the device on which they want to watch their live feed. There is also an inbox where you can view the history of all motion detection alerts, as well as shortcuts to the Mi Online Store, Mi Community, and your profile section. The real-time feed page that appears after selecting the device displays the feed of the camera on the screen, with arrow keys for controlling its movement. On both sides of the voice call button are the monitor, playback, album and shortcut buttons.
In conclusion, the Xiaomi Mi 360° Home Security Camera 2K is a great surveillance option for home use. It is easy to set up, easy to use, and has many powerful features that can be adjusted to your needs.